A Snowy Morning at Uyeno, c. 1920.



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“A snowy morning at Uyeno,” Tokyo, c. 1920. An umbrella-toting visitor (lower right) enjoys the serenity of the winter snow of Ueno Park.

“Snow’s falling!
I see it through a hole
in the shutter.


“Again and again
I ask how high
the snow is.


“All I can think of
is being sick in bed
and snowbound.


“Open the shutter!
I’ll just have a look
at Ueno’s snow!”


“Snow When I Was Sick”, Masaoka Shiki, 1896

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